Liberals vented their frustration that Neil Gorsuch took a "stolen seat" on the Supreme Court from Merrick Garland when Gorsuch was officially sworn in Monday as the high court's newest justice.
Nominated by President Trump and confirmed on Friday, Gorsuch replaced the late Justice Antonin Scalia and is the youngest member of the Supreme Court.
Scalia died on February 13, 2016, and President Obama nominated Garland to take his place. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) led Senate Republicans in holding the seat open until after the 2016 election.
The strategy paid off when Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, allowing him to nominate Gorsuch instead.
Liberals took to Twitter to share their anger about the "stolen seat."
Talking Points Memo editor and porn enthusiast Josh Marshall called the "theft complete," as Gorsuch was being sworn in.
Theft complete, money laundered. https://t.co/MprfigOfH1
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 10, 2017
Liberal billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer called Gorsuch's confirmation a "power grab without precedent."
Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch completes a power grab without precedent: GOP have stolen a seat on the Supreme Court. https://t.co/98EfwxDYXM
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) April 7, 2017
Other liberals tweeted out similar grievances.
"I will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected," said a man whose job was stolen for him. https://t.co/n2xGOvJkS0
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) April 10, 2017
I am asking everyone in the media to refer to him as Justice Neil "Stolen Seat" Gorsuch forever. There should always be an asterisk by him.
— Ali Davis (@Ali_Davis) April 7, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch is the product of a STOLEN Supreme Court seat. Never forget that. That was Merrick Garland's seat.
— Emanuel Zbeda (@therealezway) April 10, 2017
Judge Neil Gorsuch took an oath to defend the Constitution for a seat stolen by a Congress who ignored the principles of the Constitution.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 10, 2017
The official Twitter account for the MSNBC show "AM Joy w/Joy Reid" called the vacancy a "stolen seat."
Up next: The stolen seat. Republicans used the nuclear option to force Gorsuch onto Supreme Court. What does it mean for the court? #AMJoy
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) April 8, 2017
One Republican congressman became tired of the talk about anything being "stolen." Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R., Ill.) said enough with the "tired and false" talking point.
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) April 10, 2017